The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Data Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Validation over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Validation
UK / England
Rank 509 519 512
Rank change year-on-year +10 -7  
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 65 94 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.23% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 53 53
Median daily rate £408 £400 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +42.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £267 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £325 £250
% change year-on-year +26.15% +30.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Median hourly rate £27.31 £24.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.79% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.31 £24.00 £49.50
% change year-on-year +13.79% -51.51%  

Data Validation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 34360 40698 38684
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.28% 82.96% 80.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 22779 27017 24364
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 862 1001 1130
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £48.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Data Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Data Validation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Data Validation in England

Data Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Validation in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Validation in England

Data Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Validation in England over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Validation in England

Data Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Data Validation in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Validation in England

Data Validation
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Validation within the England region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +20 25 £388 -26.19% 3
South East +20 8 £513 +28.12%
West Midlands +14 8 £400 -0.37%
East of England -7 7 £310 +14.81%
North West +28 6 £475 - 1
South West +5 5 £430 +9.20%
Yorkshire +3 2 - -
Midlands - 1 - -
Data Validation
UK

Data Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Data Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Data Validation.

1 107 (100.00%) Validation
2 52 (48.60%) SQL
3 40 (37.38%) Finance
4 27 (25.23%) Migration
5 26 (24.30%) Data Analysis
6 25 (23.36%) ETL
6 25 (23.36%) Data Quality
7 24 (22.43%) Data Migration
8 23 (21.50%) Microsoft
9 22 (20.56%) SAP
10 21 (19.63%) MS Excel
11 19 (17.76%) Business Intelligence
12 18 (16.82%) Data Cleansing
13 17 (15.89%) Data Warehouse
13 17 (15.89%) Data Transformation
14 16 (14.95%) Data Mapping
14 16 (14.95%) Agile Software Development
15 15 (14.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 14 (13.08%) XML
16 14 (13.08%) SQL Server
17 13 (12.15%) Data Modelling
17 13 (12.15%) Stakeholder Management
17 13 (12.15%) Degree
17 13 (12.15%) Banking
17 13 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
18 12 (11.21%) QA
18 12 (11.21%) Project Management
18 12 (11.21%) MS Office
19 11 (10.28%) Management Information System
19 11 (10.28%) Big Data

Data Validation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (5.61%) Apache Spark
1 6 (5.61%) SAS
2 3 (2.80%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.93%) Confluence
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 21 (19.63%) MS Excel
2 12 (11.21%) MS Office
3 7 (6.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.80%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (5.61%) SAP HR
2 3 (2.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.80%) SAP ERP
2 3 (2.80%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.87%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.87%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.93%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.93%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.93%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.93%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.93%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.67%) IaaS
2 5 (4.67%) PaaS
2 5 (4.67%) SaaS
3 3 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.87%) GitHub
4 2 (1.87%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.93%) FinancialForce.com
5 1 (0.93%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.93%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.89%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (14.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (13.08%) SQL Server
4 11 (10.28%) Big Data
5 7 (6.54%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 7 (6.54%) NoSQL
5 7 (6.54%) QlikView
6 6 (5.61%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (5.61%) Hadoop
6 6 (5.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (4.67%) Base SAS
7 5 (4.67%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (4.67%) Data Lake
7 5 (4.67%) MongoDB
7 5 (4.67%) Power BI
7 5 (4.67%) Relational Database
7 5 (4.67%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 4 (3.74%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 4 (3.74%) InfluxDB
8 4 (3.74%) OpenTSDB
Development Applications
1 8 (7.48%) LSMW
2 7 (6.54%) Talend Open Studio
3 5 (4.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.80%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.87%) ERwin
5 2 (1.87%) HP UFT
5 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (1.87%) TestLink
6 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.93%) JIRA
6 1 (0.93%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.93%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.93%) Subversion
General
1 40 (37.38%) Finance
2 13 (12.15%) Banking
3 4 (3.74%) Aerospace
4 3 (2.80%) Legal
4 3 (2.80%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.80%) Marketing
5 2 (1.87%) Law
5 2 (1.87%) Publishing
5 2 (1.87%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.93%) Back Office
6 1 (0.93%) Electronics
6 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.93%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 48 (44.86%) Analyst
2 21 (19.63%) Developer
3 19 (17.76%) Data Analyst
4 9 (8.41%) Test Analyst
5 7 (6.54%) Project Manager
6 6 (5.61%) Business Analyst
6 6 (5.61%) SAP Analyst
6 6 (5.61%) Validation Analyst
7 5 (4.67%) Architect
7 5 (4.67%) Consultant
7 5 (4.67%) Data Architect
7 5 (4.67%) Data Engineer
7 5 (4.67%) Data Migration Specialist
7 5 (4.67%) Migration Analyst
7 5 (4.67%) Migration Specialist
7 5 (4.67%) SAS Developer
8 4 (3.74%) Data Migration Analyst
8 4 (3.74%) Report Analyst
8 4 (3.74%) SQL Analyst
9 3 (2.80%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.08%) XML
2 10 (9.35%) .NET
3 8 (7.48%) BAPI
4 6 (5.61%) JSON
5 4 (3.74%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.80%) SAP CO-PA
6 3 (2.80%) XSL
7 2 (1.87%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.87%) HTML
7 2 (1.87%) SAP ALE
7 2 (1.87%) Web Services
7 2 (1.87%) XBRL
8 1 (0.93%) CSS
8 1 (0.93%) jQuery
8 1 (0.93%) Kafka
8 1 (0.93%) MDX
8 1 (0.93%) Middleware
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.93%) SAP Smart Forms
8 1 (0.93%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (10.28%) Management Information System
3 9 (8.41%) Data Structures
4 8 (7.48%) NHS
5 6 (5.61%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.74%) Replication
6 4 (3.74%) User Experience
7 3 (2.80%) CMDB
7 3 (2.80%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.87%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.87%) Life Science
9 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.93%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.93%) PACS
9 1 (0.93%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.93%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.67%) Linux
2 1 (0.93%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (100.00%) Validation
2 27 (25.23%) Migration
3 26 (24.30%) Data Analysis
4 25 (23.36%) ETL
5 24 (22.43%) Data Migration
6 19 (17.76%) Business Intelligence
7 18 (16.82%) Data Cleansing
8 17 (15.89%) Data Transformation
9 16 (14.95%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (14.95%) Data Mapping
10 13 (12.15%) Data Modelling
10 13 (12.15%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (11.21%) Project Management
12 11 (10.28%) Test Strategy
13 10 (9.35%) Integration Testing
13 10 (9.35%) System Integration Testing
14 9 (8.41%) Process Improvement
15 8 (7.48%) Change Management
15 8 (7.48%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 7 (6.54%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (48.60%) SQL
2 10 (9.35%) C#
3 9 (8.41%) R
4 8 (7.48%) Python
5 7 (6.54%) T-SQL
6 5 (4.67%) JavaScript
6 5 (4.67%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.74%) ABAP
8 3 (2.80%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.87%) VBA
10 1 (0.93%) C
10 1 (0.93%) C++
10 1 (0.93%) SAPscript
10 1 (0.93%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (12.15%) Degree
2 6 (5.61%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.80%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.80%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.80%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.93%) ACCA
4 1 (0.93%) APMP
4 1 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.93%) CIMA
4 1 (0.93%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.93%) ISEB
4 1 (0.93%) MCSE
4 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.93%) PMP
4 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (23.36%) Data Quality
2 12 (11.21%) QA
3 3 (2.80%) IFRS
4 2 (1.87%) IAS 39
4 2 (1.87%) IFRS 9
4 2 (1.87%) PMO
5 1 (0.93%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.93%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.93%) FlexNet
1 1 (0.93%) HP SiteScope
1 1 (0.93%) OpenView
Vendors
1 23 (21.50%) Microsoft
2 22 (20.56%) SAP
3 10 (9.35%) Tableau
4 9 (8.41%) Oracle
5 7 (6.54%) Talend
6 5 (4.67%) MuleSoft
7 3 (2.80%) Google
7 3 (2.80%) Informatica
7 3 (2.80%) Workday
8 2 (1.87%) Cognos
8 2 (1.87%) IBM
8 2 (1.87%) Infor
8 2 (1.87%) Northgate
8 2 (1.87%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (1.87%) Teradata
8 2 (1.87%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.93%) HP
9 1 (0.93%) Kronos
9 1 (0.93%) Omniture
9 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com